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swelling under eyes?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by spish, Apr 9, 2011.

  1. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

    Apr 7, 2010
    last week i had a chicken with a swollen eye...i presumed it had been pecked or scratched so just kept it clean and it cleared up. then another chicken showed a swelling under her eye...she still has it, no discharge just a red swelling. now today ive spotted another hen with the same problem, a swelling under the eye that pushes the eyelid closed. any idea what could be causing this??

  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

    Jul 17, 2009
    Could be a number of things. Keep an eye out for other symptoms like sneezing or gurgling.

    I have found my younger chicks get swelly eyes when I use too much DE.

    Unfortunately, swelly eyes oftem mean there is a respiratory issue waiting to rear its ugly head.

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